Why Curacao should be your next holiday destination!
Not sure where to go on your next holiday? We are happy to help you in your search and show you ten reasons below to make Curacao your next holiday destination!
Curaçao is commonly known as beach destination. There are at least 28 public- and private beaches, varying from small beaches to popular, long-stretched beaches. Most beaches offer a variety of activities to choose from. The most beautiful bays can be found in Banda Abou (West coast), where Oasis Coral Estate is situated too.
Curaçao has an amazing underwater world, and is therefore a famous diving destination. The clear blue water causes the visibility to be more than 30 meters. Over 60 unique diving spots can be found around the island. Beautiful coral reefs can be found right along the coast, creating colorful and varied views. Perfect for snorkeling!
The island has a warm and sunny climate, with an average temperature between 27 and 34 degrees Celsius. A nearly constant breeze causes a pleasant coolness. Although Curacao has a rainy season (from September to January), the island is situated outside of the “hurricane belt”, so that it is a very safe destination for a tropical holiday.
Particularly during and right after the rainy season, Curacao is very green. Especially Banda Abou is much appreciated by nature lovers because of its nature reserves such as the Christoffelpark, Shete Boka, the Bay of Santa Martha and the Salt Lakes of Jan Kok (located right next to Oasis Coral Estate).
5. Historical heritage
Curaçao has a rich history, which can still be seen today through several museums, monuments and many country houses. The slavery, which took place between the 17th and the 19th century, certainly left it footprints on the island. It is very interesting to visit one of the island’s many country houses, to gain deeper insight into this period.
Curacao’s rich history is reflected in its architecture. In the 17th century, the Dutch settled on the island, which had considerable impact on the architecture. The buildings in Willemstad were built in the typical style of Amsterdam. Over the years, Spanish, Portuguese and Caribbean styles became apparent too. The island’s architecture is characterized by the different Caribbean colors. Particularly the ‘Handelskade’ is famous because of its colorful buildings. Since 1997, the historical center is even named as World Heritage.
7. Diverse and friendly population
With over 142.000 inhabitants and more than 50 different nationalities, Curacao is a true “melting pot”. The colorful population has been living together in harmony for centuries, and is very friendly and hospitable.
8. The Curacao cuisine
The curacao cuisine is a blend of different eating habits from the Caribbean, South-America, Europe and Asia. The range of restaurants on Curacao is large and varied; from local food to haute cuisine, often with a Caribbean twist. Typical for the island are the many food trucks along the roads, locally known as “truki pan”.
Curaçao has a vibrant nightlife. There is enough to see and experience every day of the week. The happy hours on the beach are popular. Plenty of (local) bars, cafés and clubs can be found on the island. Besides, popular events such as Carnival, ‘Fuikdag’ and Curacao North Seas Jazz Festival should not be missed by those who love to party!
Book a trip to Klein Curaçao, swim with dolphins or discover the island by buggy. There is plenty to do! Feed ostriches, go for a tour through the ancient alleys of Otrobanda, or climb the Christoffel mountain. All of this is possible!
Curaçao has something to offer for everyone; the activity-seeker, the beach lover or the culture fanatic.